Near Worden in Klamath County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Resolving the Oregon Question
There are four great measures... which are to be measures of my administration: one, a reduction of the tariff; another, the independent treasury; a third, the settlement of the Oregon boundary question; and, lastly, the acquisition of California. - James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24800 U.S. Highway 97, Klamath Falls OR 97601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 42nd Parallel (a few steps from this marker); Western International History (a few steps from this marker); Applegate Trail (a few steps from this marker); Dorris Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away in California); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (approx. 11.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Francis C. Landrum Historic Wayside.
Also see . . .
1. Oregon boundary dispute - Wikipedia. Expansionist competition into the region began in the 18th century, with participants including the Russian Empire, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America. By the 1820s, both the Russians, through the Russo-American Treaty of 1824 and the Russo-British Treaty of 1825 and the Spanish, by the Adams Onis Treaty of 1819, formally withdrew their territorial pretensions and efforts at establishing colonies in the region. Through these treaties the British and Americans gained residual territorial claims in the disputed area. (Submitted on August 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Oregon Border Dispute 1846 - Road to Confederation. An earlier treaty had established the border between Canada and the United States at the 49th parallel, but only to the Rocky Mountains. West of the Rockies was undefined and jointly occupied by British and Americans. During the mid-1800s, however, the Pacific region border came under dispute. More Americans were settling in the area, known as Oregon Country. (Submitted on August 31, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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